Travel Blogs from Deshaies
... Island takes just over an hour to cross from east to west and likewise from north to south without traffic. In reality, it can take twice this time or even longer. We found this out when we missed a turn on our way here on a Friday night in peak hour, in the dark and in the pouring rain!
Driving in Guadeloupe is not for the faint hearted. Straight roads are a rarity. The roads are narrow, with lots of twists and turns with plenty of steep hills ...
... a region of France in 1974 and it is basically a tropical version of France.
Compared to other Caribbean islands that Mum and Dad have visited, Guadeloupe feels much more like being in France than being in the Caribbean. Guadeloupe is a archipelago of islands with the main islands being the large butterfly shaped island and four other smaller islands.
Initially, we planned to visit all of these ...
... we should verify this claim. Along with a hot crab cake sandwich, we had a feast, and yes, the cake was very, very good! Now both my parents are beach people and if they have a choice between swimming in the ocean and a swimming pool, they will choose the ocean every time. Abigail and I are both happy with this as the beach offers hours of fun. On the way back to our room, they let me check out the swimming pools. Yes, ...
... Back to the ship for lunch, a swim and some more lounging in the sun. We were invited to the Captain's cocktail party which was my first opportunity to show off the new diamond. I sparkled all the way into the lounge, dazzling the guests across the room and feeling very special. There were mentions of those onboard who had completed 100 days plus of sailing however the greatest accolade went to the couple who had 369 days at sea, receiving ...
... Heather,Tim and I went for a wander around the island, it only took about 15 minutes... but Rodds' foot was hurting a bit I think so he declined the walk. After a few hours on the island we got the boat back to the mainland and we were taken to a local restaurant at the marina where Cristina translated the totally French menu.. just as well she was with us cos my school girl French wasn't going to translate that menu! We had a lovely lunch all chatting away ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed